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at radar. some rain and maybe even a few snowflakes are possible today. we're tracking conditions in your neighborhood. good morning and welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm melinda davenport. ben: and i'm ben wagner. it's 4:30 on this thursday, december first. let's start with the forecast. meteorologist jeremy nelson is in the weather center filling in for sally. good morning, jeremy. >> good morning. a lot more rain than the snow in southeast wisconsin. just a few wet snowflakes mixed in and melting on here is the radar network, a little drizzle out there. currently 37 degrees at ka theed bral square. a west breeze. here is the planner, cloudy skies in milwaukee and a little drizzle at the moment. maybe a lit el wet snow flake trying to mess in.
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falling to stick. we look at the weekend forecast coming up. now to morning ride with matt. >> right now the low clouds and the precipitation is keeping the chopper parked. wet pavement out there but some of the areas still dry. you can see system wide we are in good shape out there. green is full speeds and that is what we are seeing across the system right now. travel times are that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> thank you, matt. >> our big story this morning, the largest election recount in wisconsin's history starts today. millions of ballots across the state will be recounted over the next 12 days. melinda: the massive effort starts about four and a half hours from now. tim is here with a look at what you can expect. tim. tim: melinda and ben, all 72 counties in wisconsin will officially start the recount at 9:00 this morning. nearly 3 million ballots are involved across the state.
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ballots locked up in a secure facility. each county has the option of recounting by hand or electronically. the recount will be done by county employees and municipal poll workers. every day during the 12-day recount each county will report its running total to the wisconsin election commission which will post the numbers online. wisconsin's recount is expected to cost $3.5 million. it is being paid for by the campaign of former green party presidential candidate jill stein. ben: security is tight at recount locations across the state. police and sheriff's deputies are in charge of guarding the facilities. hillary mintz is live with a look ahead. good morning, hillary. reporter: good morning, ben. you know, this is where the ballots are inside right now and as you can see with the milwaukee police officer here
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this place very secure as we set to begin in just a few hours. the deputies on guard since yesterday as they moved the ballots from the courthouse and moved to the truck and it came here to this warehouse. the ballots will be having around the clock protection. >> once the ballot bags have been opened there will be 24 hr security provided by the sheriff's department. in the building 24 hours a day. well, there will be more than one. there will be at least two sheriff deputies in the building at all times. reporter: now, anyone can observe the recount, just show a photo id to get into the building. at any given time, a 130 workers will be at the milwaukee county recountry location, again here
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side. with that many people there is not a lot of parking. for now live in milwaukee "wisn 12 news this morning." >> hillary, thank you. melinda: recount hours will be different every day, but today the recount in all 72 counties will start at the same time, 9:00 a.m. there are 2.9 million ballots in the state. ballots can be counted by hand or machine. the state plans to be finished in 12 days on december 12th. that's one day before the federal recount deadline. the electoral college is scheduled to meet on december 19th to formally elect the next president. stay with wisn 12 news for coverage of wisconsin's recount from now through the deadline. >> several vehicles on fire in waukesha county. officials were called to a private towing company. that is am towing near 43 and big bend drive. the investigators are looking into how the vehicles caught on fire. we are told no one was hurt.
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ben: later today, a man convicted in the death of five-year-old layla peterson will be sentenced. laylah peterson was sitting on her grandfather's lap when bullets were shot into the home. laylah was hit and killed. police say the shooters fired at the wrong house. carl barrett junior was one of the people who fired those shots. he was convicted of reckless homicide. later today, we'll find out what the punishment will be. prosecutors say two other men were involved in laylah's death. they are both waiting to be sentenced. melinda: right now, four people the death of a seven-year-old boy. the child was rushed to the hospital tuesday with serious injuries and did not survive. authorities have performed an autopsy but are not releasing any information on what they found. wisn 12 news spoke to a friend of the boy, an 11-year-old who lives nearby, and used to play with the victim. >> sometimes he would come across the street and be sad and scared and i would ask what happened and sometimes he would
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because he died, he was like one of my best friends. melinda: that boy told wisn 12 news that he was scared to go over to the victim's house to play. ben: later today, celebrating the grand reopening of the mitchell park domes. ben: milwaukee county executive chris abele is hosting the celebration tonight. it's free to attend. the event lasts all day. it kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. all three domes have been open for more than a month after some extensive repairs. over how to pay for those repairs. a task force met last night to come up with some options to either fix the landmark or replace it. different projects could cost anywhere from 15 to 75 million dollars. ben: wisn 12 news time is 5:36. getting accepted faster than ever. melinda: the uw school that's using selfies and social media to let high school seniors know they got in, and the reaction it's getting from from future uw students. ben: plus, a thousand pound
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5:39. you are watching "wisn 12 news this morning." clouds and a little drizzle to start off the day in the milwaukee area. a look at the radar network, the big perspective and there are scattered rain and snow showers statewide and transitioning to light rain in the southeast part of the state. not everyone is getting wet this morning. there is a chance of encountering the wet pavement. it is above majority of the area. from port washington to the south kenosha 37 degrees. we look ahead to the thursday afternoon forecast and preview the weekend coming up. >> jeremy, thank you. melinda: new this morning, a quick thief gets away with diamond rings. ben: the man posed as a customer at a zales jewelry store. when the clerk pulled out rings to show him, he grabbed them and took off running. take a look here. he's out the door quick. zoom.
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plantation, florida. we're just now getting a look at the video. police are searching for the suspect this morning. ben: also new this morning, a crash in california leads to a flood. melinda: the driver hit a fire hydrant which started shooting water into the air. police say the driver lost control of his car, hit several cars at a dealership and then the fire hydrant. no one was hurt. the driver and passenger ran from the scene. police tracked them down nearby. the driver is under arrest, suspected of dui. melinda: a manatee in need gets help from firefighters in florida. storm drain in florida. it's not clear how the 950 pound manatee got in there. firefighters and wildlife officials got the manatee out. experts gave the manatee an exam to make sure it's okay. no broken bones, just a few scratches. good story to tell his buddies.
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ben: tennessee dealing with massive wildfires this morning. melinda: one of the state's most famous residents is giving back. how dolly parton is helping out thousands of families and how you can pitch in, too. ben: plus, an 11-year-old girl learns cpr in school and uses that lesson to save a life. how she saved her baby sister just two days old. i have asthma...
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>> good morning. 5:45. scanning the skies now and cloudy skies above downtown milwaukee, just a little drizzle here in the city, most of the light rain has been for inland counties overnight and we have that showing up in the green. earlier a couple of wet snowflakes and most of this drizzle and light rain this morning. it looks like light rain to the north. 36 degrees there and wet pavement. we talk more about the forecast for the remainder of today and looking ahead to the rain and snow in the weekend forecast. now to matt. >> you may find the wet pavement around. take it easy if you do. it is quiet as far as the volume
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794 at second street. in fact shs we are trouble free across the system. right now, things are looking good through the construction area. no delays at all. that's a look at the morning commute, back to you. >> matt, thank you. melinda: new from overnight, a police officer killed in tacoma, washington. wisn 12 news' tim elliott is in the newsroom where details have been coming in overnight. tim. tim: this all began with a domestic violence call. police responded to a home and shots rang out. one officer was shot. he was rushed to the hospital and later died. a woman and two children got out of the house safely. the suspect may still be inside. this is an active stand-off situation. police have a large perimeter set up around the neighborhood. they say it's possible the suspect left the home slipping away while police took the officer to the hospital. i'll keep following the latest information all morning.
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ben: police in michigan searching for a man who fired shots at police officers. they were responding to calls about an armed man and a possible drug turf war. that suspect started firing at the officers who quickly drove away. the police chief called it an ambush. >> as they got in view of this street, they could see the suspect with what appeared to be an assault-type rifle. we believe the suspect fired anywhere between 8-10 rounds. ben: swat teams locked down the area. the shooter. one man was arrested but police say he's not the suspect who shot at officers. melinda: a north carolina police officer is recovering after being shot. police were responding to a home invasion call when the officer was shot, so was the suspect. the suspect is in critical condition this morning. the officer has serious injuries but is expected to survive. north carolina's state bureau of investigation is working to find out what exactly happened. melinda: overnight, people took
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attorney's decision not to prosecute an officer who shot and killed a man two months ago. both the officer and the suspect were african-american. the shooting led to protests and riots in charlotte. officials say the officer acted lawfully. >> our determination is that at that time, his belief was reasonable that he was in imminent threat of death or the death of his fellow officers, and that he was justified in shooting. scott's gun at the scene but that he did not point the gun at officers. witnesses at the scene said that scott was holding a book not a weapon. the police officer is still facing an internal investigation. ben: a uw school using the app snapchat to deliver good news. students who are waiting to hear from uw green bay could find out about their admission status on snapchat. the school is sending out acceptance letters through the
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admissions officials say it's a faster way to let students know that they were accepted. >> they'll screen shot the snap and they'll respond with an excited selfie. they get really excited about that and it's really cool. we're proud of our admitted students and we want them to know that. ben: admissions officials say students spend a lot of time on snapchat so they see the message right away instead of having to wait for the mail to arrive at their home. we have snaps going right now. >> i like it. >> tim >> it is us talking. oh, you can see it. that's fun. >> i hope they don't use the dog filter. that could be awkward. well, this morning a little rain across the area. it is december 1st. we should be talking about the snow soon. >> you would think. >> winter parking is in effect. >> the rules make you move the car, well, we don't have snow in the forecast.
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morning. a typical december, hey, 31 days, pd plenty of the month ahead of us. average 10.6 inches of snow. this is the second snowiest month. average highs down to 30 by the 31st. the lows of 17 by the end of the month. we are really nowhere near those numbers this morning, 37 degrees. we didn't drop below freezing. the pavement is damp or wet in some of the locations. we are on the backside of the upper low and throwing in the rain and snow showers across the state and just warm enough in southeast wisconsin. this is drizzle and light rain. a couple of snowflakes mixing in overnight and those melted on contact as the readings are above freezing.
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hour. maybe a sprinkle or flurry throughout the day. just lots of clouds out there. gray skies. no sunglasses are needed for the morning commute. the pavement again is damp. 42 degrees today. we drift back to the 30s for friday and saturday. rain or snow possible on sunday. snowflakes may be in the air at tuesday rain is returning. a wintry mix on wednesday. parts of the southeast were hit with the severe weather. tim, i checked that out from the storm prediction center, in the southeast 43 tornado reports. >> really? i saw a water spout that came to shore. >> yes, it is a water spout and then a tornado once it is on the land. i saw that video. >> yes. the southeast is dealing with a
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damage there. at least five people were killed in the storms in alabama, georgia and tennessee. there were at least three twisters in northern alabama. trees and power lines were knocked down and some buildings were reduced to rubble. three more tornadoes were reported near atlanta. no one was hurt there but the severe storms did plenty of damage. strong winds stripped metal roofs off buildings and took down trees and power lines. tennessee also saw one tornado. two people died there. ben, back to you. ben: devastating fires, still burning in tennessee near gatlinburg. right now at least seven people have died. dozens more people have been hurt. more than 700 buildings have been destroyed, hundreds of them in the resort area of gatlinburg. the town is now under a mandatory evacuation order. the great smoky mountains national park is seeing massive damage from the fires too. the u.s. forestry service says more than 15,000 acres of park
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the fires, dollywood, owned by country legend dolly parton. she grew up near gatlinburg. now parton is promising to donate a thousand dollars a month to each family affected by the fires for at least six months. she's asking people to join in by donating to the dollywood foundation and using the hashtag my people fund. ben: "good morning america" will have in-depth coverage of the tennessee wildfires. gma starts at 7:00 a.m. right after wisn 12 news this morning. newborn starts to choke but the 11-year-old sister saves the day. the baby girl just two days old when she started choke. the sister just learned cpr at the school in massachusetts. so when the mother started panic, the sister took over. >> nervous? >> a little. but i tried to stay in the moment and save her. i didn't want anything to happen
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learning cpr could come in handy. she wants to be a veterinarian and use some of the life saving skills to help animals. >> abc star is using her voice to educate people about cancer. actress bellamy young is best known for her role on the hit show "scandal." young lost her father to lung cancer. so now she is helping launch a campaign called test, talk, take action. it's all about the role biomarkers play in patients' care. >> every cancer is different. biomarkers are the clues on the tumors that tell your doctors exactly what kind of cancer they are dealing with so they can hone a treatment program that is specific to you. melinda: you can see more of young as first lady mellie grant on the new season of "scandal."
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here on wisn 12. >> taking a stand to stop drug abuse. >> the program that could be coming to milwaukee county. ool if you ride a bus, one less seat available on the morning
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their accounts could have been hit with malware. >> users that buy the apps on the google play store are generally safe. they have contacted the users at risk. >> tiffany's is blaming the neighbor for falling sales at the flag ship store. it is near the trump tower. they didn't mention dd adverse affect on the traffic. the company warned that the sales could be hit again in the 4th quarter. it is ten percent of the company's total sales. >> gas and heating prices could be going up, opec is cutting the oil out put. they'll reduce 1.2 million barrels a day and leaving the daily to 32 and a half million barrels. the cut results in some what
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prices, however, the same experts say it is unlikely to see the same highs of two years a goe. >> big news nor netflix, there is an option to download the movies and shows. that is handy if you want to watch something in a long flight. it is coming after a year that the competitors amazon prime launched. 6:. >> good morning, welcome to "wisn 12 news this morning." i'm ben wagner. >> i'm melinda davenport. 6:00, thursday, december 1st. right now, what you need to know about the ballot recount taking place. >> winter is almost here. why you have to wafrp where you
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matt is on deck with a look at the morning km commute. >> jirs to meteorologist jeremy nelson. >> the snow is melting on contact. most of the areas with the drizzle at the moment. for the most part, it is lick kwid and it is just wet pavement, damp in the historic third ward. 38 degrees. we have a west breeze at 10 miles per hour. now the temperatures hd steady this morning with the precipitation around. and rain showers in the afternoon. we warm up to 42 or 43. you could use an umbrella everily. now to the morning commute with matt salemme. >> the choper is parked because of the drizzle and the low clouds out there. it is looking good throughout downtown.

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